The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently approved trade/service mark registration to the AEHOF Logo. According to the registration document, the justification is listed as “providing recognition and incentives by the way of awards to demonstrate excellence in the field of aviation education.”
The Aviation Educator Hall of Fame (AEHOF) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization whose purpose is to select and recognize qualified nominees who, through extraordinary achievement and service of either a sustained or a one-time nature, have made outstanding contributions to aviation education generally, in a specific field of endeavor, or in a niche. Any person or group may nominate an individual for induction into AEHOF. Eligible nominees include ground, flight, and simulator instructors, pilot examiners, teachers and academicians, authors, researchers and innovators, maintenance and avionics instructors, and other aviation-education-related professionals who warrant consideration.